Critical is one story, in one place, in one hour–a real-time medical and emotional roller-coaster ride in which every second counts during the most life-threatening hour of a patient’s treatment.
Set in a state-of-the-art Major Trauma Centre, a unit which treats only the most gravely ill or seriously injured. Each of the 13 episodes features a new and distinctive case told with thrilling intensity. Whether that patient lives or dies is determined by knifeedge decisions and procedures, but can the diverse team of medical professionals knit together and rise to the challenge? It’s a series about medicine where our team hold a life in their hands but in every case they face the agonisingly real fear that it could slip through their fingers…
Darkest Day..cert 18
Dan wakes up on Brighton beach with no memory of the past few days. As he ventures into the city, he discovers chaos and destruction as it is in the grip of a deadly zombie-like virus. He takes refuge with a small group of survivors, who are suspicious of him at first. When it becomes clear that the army are hunting for Dan and will not hestitate to shoot to kill, the group are forced to move on, into the dangers of the changed city, and the dual threats of the undead and the military on their trail.
Testament of Youth..cert 12
Testament of Youth is a searing story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain which became the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A powerful and passionate journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again; a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.
Vera Brittain, irrepressible, intelligent and free-minded, overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford. With everything to live for, she falls in love with her brother’s close friend Roland Leighton as they go to University to pursue their literary dreams. But the First World War is looming and as the boys leave for the front Vera realises she cannot sit idly by as her peers fight for their country, so volunteers as a nurse. She works tirelessly, experiencing all the griefs of war, as one by one her fiancé, her brother and their closest friends are all killed and the pillars of her world shattered. But, an indefatigable spirit, Vera endures and returns to Oxford, irrevocably changed, yet determined to find a new purpose, which spurs her towards a redemptive act of remembrance.